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"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover."


~Mark Twain




The mission of Children’s Day Nursery and Family Center is to improve the quality of life for at-risk children and their families through the seamless delivery of child and family system driven programs that respond to and respect diversity, culture, and unique needs.




In the years to come, Children’s Day Nursery and Family Center views itself as a principal leader in an expansive community effort to empower all children and families, regardless of the many barriers they face, to thrive and succeed at home, at school, at work, and in their community. We also see the promise of a time when all children will enter the academic world equally prepared, equally self-confident, and equally motivated to learn.



Values and Principles that Govern our Work:

The guiding principle in the accomplishment of our mission is that the quality of early childhood experiences greatly influences later life, and that these experiences are best provided in a warm, supportive environment, rich in opportunities and respectful of each child's individuality, rate of development, and cultural background.

Because Children's Day Nursery and Family Center embraces a "family systems" approach to accomplish its mission, the agency also invests some of its resources in direct parent services and outreach efforts that have the capacity to empower families to transcend community, school, and work barriers.



"The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done."


~Jean Piaget

Children’s Day Nursery and Family Center, 104 Jefferson Street, Passaic, NJ 07055